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Author: Janice M. Martinez, SRS-II, CEST

Local farmers and vegetable growers have consistently lost the battle against bad weather especially during typhoon season. Severe weather conditions have led to ruined crops and lost income for those dependent on farming as their source of livelihood.

Come now the technology that gives our farmers a fighting chance against the unpredictable weather.

The Department of Science and Technology in Central Luzon and the Aurora State College of Technology (ASCOT) in Baler, Aurora, recently inaugurated a typhoon-proof, smart agriculture farming system in the town of San Luis.